Source: Glasgow Herald, 1st September 1932
Dewar Shield Won for Third Time.
ST JOHNSTONE WELL BEATEN.By defeating St Johnstone at Pittodrie last night Aberdeen obtained possession of the Dewar Shield for the third year in succession. This was St Johnstone's first defeat of the season. Losing the toss, Aberdeen kicked off against a strong sun. A period of Aberdeen pressure marked the opening stages, but St Johnstone broke away on the right and McBain hit the upright with Smith well beaten. Aberdeen then took the offensive. O'Reilly had a shot at goal, and Moore deflected the ball, but McLaren pounced on it and sent it over the bar for a fruitless corner.
Dons Score.About twenty minutes from the start Aberdeen opened the scoring. Beattie passed to Moore, who hooked the ball over his shoulder into the net. A smartly-taken goal. After a period of midfield exchanges, the visiting forwards broke away, and Smith did well to save a hot one from McDonnell. Adam put the Dons further ahead. Accepting a pass from Falloon, he sent in a shot which beat McLaren all the way. Nettled by this reverse, the visitors pressed for a spell, but their forwards did not impress, although they were getting all the support they needed from their halves. A clever movement by the Aberdeen halfbacks ended in Beattie giving McLaren a fright, but the ball went narrowly past.
Second Half.St Johnstone opened the second half in promising style and were unlucky not to reduce the leeway. The homesters, however, returned to the attack after a period of end-to-end play. In a melee in the penalty area Clark handled. Beattie made mistake with the spot kick. St Johnstone were soon at the other end, and McBain beat Smith to send the ball into the corner of the net. In the last fifteen minutes play became very fast, but Aberdeen were more than holding their own. Moore was showing up well at centre-forward. Just on time he scored Aberdeen's fourth goal from free kick. At the conclusion of the game Baillie Stewart, president of the Dewar Shield Committee, called upon Mrs J. Robertson, wife of the Aberdeen F.C. chairman, to hand over the shield to Mr Robertson and watches to the Aberdeen players. R. Campbell, president of the Scottish Football Association, called for votes of thanks to Baillie Stewart and Mrs Robertson.
Source: Press & Journal, 1st September 1932